Professor Ben Sheldon: List of publications

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Information use in foraging flocks of songbirds: no evidence for social transmission of patch quality

It takes two: Heritable male effects on reproductive timing but not clutch size in a wild bird population.

Testing the effect of quantitative genetic inheritance in structured models on projections of population dynamics

Social learning of acoustic anti-predator cues occurs between wild bird species.

Partner's age, not social environment, predicts extrapair paternity in wild great tits (Parus major)

Information use in foraging flocks of songbirds - no evidence for social transmission of patch quality

Cue identification in phenology: A case study of the predictive performance of current statistical tools.

Wild songbirds exhibit consistent individual differences in inter-specific social behaviour

Adaptive responses of animals to climate change are most likely insufficient.

Comparative micro-epidemiology of pathogenic avian influenza virus outbreaks in a wild bird population.

Response to Perrier and Charmantier: On the importance of time scales when studying adaptive evolution.

Accounting for interspecific competition and age structure in demographic analyses of density dependence improves predictions of fluctuations in population size.

Diurnal variation in the production of vocal information about food supports a model of social adjustment in wild songbirds.

Movement and conformity interact to establish local behavioural traditions in animal populations.

Personality shapes pair bonding in a wild bird social system.

Spatial, temporal and individual-based differences in nest-site visits and subsequent reproductive success in wild great tits

A high-density SNP chip for genotyping great tit (Parus major) populations and its application to studying the genetic architecture of exploration behaviour.

Tritrophic phenological match-mismatch in space and time.

Investigating the effects of age-related spatial structuring on the transmission of a tick-borne virus in a colonially breeding host.

Incubation behavior adjustments, driven by ambient temperature variation, improve synchrony between hatch dates and caterpillar peak in a wild bird population.

Indirectly connected: simple social differences can explain the causes and apparent consequences of complex social network positions.

Recent natural selection causes adaptive evolution of an avian polygenic trait.

Social and spatial effects on genetic variation between foraging flocks in a wild bird population.

Conformity does not perpetuate suboptimal traditions in a wild population of songbirds.

To graze or gorge: consistency and flexibility of individual foraging tactics in tits.

Male great tits assort by personality during the breeding season.

Wild birds respond to flockmate loss by increasing their social network associations to others.

Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection.

The shifting phenological landscape: Within- and between-species variation in leaf emergence in a mixed-deciduous woodland.

Like a rolling stone: the dynamic world of animal ecology publishing.

Antibody responses to avian influenza viruses in wild birds broaden with age.

Stable multi-level social structure is maintained by habitat geometry in a wild bird population

Social carry-over effects underpin trans-seasonally linked structure in a wild bird population.

Multivariate selection and intersexual genetic constraints in a wild bird population.

Nonlethal predator effects on the turn-over of wild bird flocks.

Individual variation in winter supplementary food consumption and its consequences for reproduction in wild birds

Low but contrasting neutral genetic differentiation shaped by winter temperature in European great tits

Wherever I may roam: social viscosity and kin affiliation in a wild population despite natal dispersal.

The evolution of labile traits in sex- and age-structured populations.

Evolutionary signals of selection on cognition from the great tit genome and methylome.

Pathways of information transmission amongst wild songbirds follow experimentally imposed changes in social foraging structure

Experimental Evidence that Social Relationships Determine Individual Foraging Behavior.

Counting conformity: Evaluating the units of information in frequency-dependent social learning

Replicated analysis of the genetic architecture of quantitative traits in two wild great tit populations.

Predicting bird phenology from space: satellite-derived vegetation green-up signal uncovers spatial variation in phenological synchrony between birds and their environment.

Trading up: the fitness consequences of divorce in monogamous birds.

Who escapes detection? Quantifying the causes and consequences of sampling biases in a long-term field study.

Carry-over effects of the social environment on future divorce probability in a wild bird population.

Causes and consequences of individual variation in the extent of post-juvenile moult in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus (Passeriformes: Paridae)

Consistent individual differences in the social phenotypes of wild great tits, Parus major.

Evidence of a link between survival and pair fidelity across multiple tit populations

Scale-dependent phenological synchrony between songbirds and their caterpillar food source.

Testing for effects of climate change on competitive relationships and coexistence between two bird species.

Inferring social structure from temporal data

The influence of nonrandom extra-pair paternity on heritability estimates derived from wild pedigrees.

The role of social and ecological processes in structuring animal populations: a case study from automated tracking of wild birds.

Interspecific social networks promote information transmission in wild songbirds.

Experimental manipulation of avian social structure reveals segregation is carried over across contexts.

No evidence for MHC class I-based disassortative mating in a wild population of great tits.

Selection for territory acquisition is modulated by social network structure in a wild songbird.

Experimentally induced innovations lead to persistent culture via conformity in wild birds

Experimentally induced innovations lead to persistent culture via conformity in wild birds.

A new permutation technique to explore and control for spatial autocorrelation

A new permutation technique to explore and control for spatial autocorrelation

Causes and consequences of individual variation in the extent of post-juvenile moult in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus (Passeriformes: Paridae)

Colour in a new light: A spectral perspective on the quantitative genetics of carotenoid colouration

Ecological causes of multilevel covariance between size and first-year survival in a wild bird population.

Evidence of a link between survival and pair fidelity across multiple tit populations

No evidence for MHC class I-based disassortative mating in a wild population of great tits

How to deal with PCR contamination in molecular microbial ecology.

Collective decision making and social interaction rules in mixed-species flocks of songbirds.

Nonautosomal genetic variation in carotenoid coloration.

Behavioural ecology: Love thy neighbour.

Individual-level personality influences social foraging and collective behaviour in wild birds

Individual-level personality influences social foraging and collective behaviour in wild birds.

Highly variable recombinational landscape modulates efficacy of natural selection in birds.

Dispersal in a patchy landscape reveals contrasting determinants of infection in a wild avian malaria system

Dispersal in a patchy landscape reveals contrasting determinants of infection in a wild avian malaria system.

Replicated high-density genetic maps of two great tit populations reveal fine-scale genomic departures from sex-equal recombination rates

Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin

Colour in a new light: A spectral perspective on the quantitative genetics of carotenoid colouration

Personality and basal metabolic rate in a wild bird population

The contribution of an avian top predator to selection in prey species

Fine-scale genetic structure in a wild bird population: The role of limited dispersal and environmentally based selection as causal factors

A multievent approach to estimating pair fidelity and heterogeneity in state transitions

Individual personalities predict social behaviour in wild networks of great tits (Parus major).

Replicated high-density genetic maps of two great tit populations reveal fine-scale genomic departures from sex-equal recombination rates

Environmental stability and the evolution of cooperative breeding in hornbills.

Evolutionary biology: Rare bird of evolution

Genomic dissection of variation in clutch size and egg mass in a wild great tit (Parus major) population

Partitioning of genetic variation across the genome using multimarker methods in a wild bird population

The Life of David Lack: Father of Evolutionary Ecology

Quantitative assessment of the importance of phenotypic plasticity in adaptation to climate change in wild bird populations.

The epidemiology underlying age-related avian malaria infection in a long-lived host: The mute swan Cygnus olor

Urban behavioural adaptation

Milk bottles revisited: Social learning and individual variation in the blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus

Mhc supertypes confer both qualitative and quantitative resistance to avian malaria infections in a wild bird population.

Mhc supertypes confer both qualitative and quantitative resistance to avian malaria infections in a wild bird population.

A comprehensive molecular phylogeny for the hornbills (Aves: Bucerotidae).

Spatial determinants of infection risk in a multi-species avian malaria system

Explaining variance of avian malaria infection in the wild: the importance of host density, habitat, individual life-history and oxidative stress.

Pigments versus structure: Examining the mechanism of age-dependent change in a carotenoid-based colour

Pigments versus structure: examining the mechanism of age-dependent change in a carotenoid-based colour.

A comprehensive molecular phylogeny for the hornbills (Aves: Bucerotidae)

Environmental stability and the evolution of cooperative breeding in hornbills

Fine-scale genetic structure in a wild bird population: The role of limited dispersal and environmentally based selection as causal factors

Individual personalities predict social behaviour in wild networks of great tits (Parus major)

Mhc-linked survival and lifetime reproductive success in a wild population of great tits

Mhc-linked survival and lifetime reproductive success in a wild population of great tits.

Milk bottles revisited: social learning and individual variation in the blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus

Partitioning of genetic variation across the genome using multimarker methods in a wild bird population

Personality and basal metabolic rate in a wild bird population

The contribution of an avian top predator to selection in prey species

The epidemiology underlying age-related avian malaria infection in a long-lived host: The mute swan Cygnus olor

Promiscuity, inbreeding and dispersal propensity in great tits

The ecology and age structure of a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus outbreak in wild mute swans.

Social network analysis of mixed-species flocks: Exploring the structure and evolution of interspecific social behaviour

Social networks predict patch discovery in a wild population of songbirds.

Long-term familiarity promotes joining in neighbour nest defence.

The design and cross-population application of a genome-wide SNP chip for the great tit Parus major

Characterization and 454 pyrosequencing of major histocompatibility complex class I genes in the great tit reveal complexity in a passerine system.

Promiscuity, paternity and personality in the great tit.

Integrating candidate gene and quantitative genetic approaches to understand variation in timing of breeding in wild tit populations

Integrating candidate gene and quantitative genetic approaches to understand variation in timing of breeding in wild tit populations.

Seasonality of carotenoid-based plumage coloration: Modelling wavelength-specific change through spectral reconstruction

Site-occupancy modelling as a novel framework for assessing test sensitivity and estimating wildlife disease prevalence from imperfect diagnostic tests

Effects of neighbor familiarity on reproductive success in the great tit (Parus major)

Emergence of a novel avian pox disease in British tit species.

Epidemiology of the emergent disease Paridae pox in an intensively studied wild bird population.

Individual and population-level impacts of an emerging poxvirus disease in a wild population of great tits.

Promiscuity, inbreeding and dispersal propensity in great tits

Quantitative genetics of a carotenoid-based color: heritability and persistent natal environmental effects in the great tit.

Seasonality of carotenoid-based plumage coloration: Modelling wavelength-specific change through spectral reconstruction

Social network analysis of mixed-species flocks: exploring the structure and evolution of interspecific social behaviour

Spatial determinants of infection risk in a multi-species avian malaria system

The design and cross-population application of a genome-wide SNP chip for the great tit Parus major

The forms and fitness cost of senescence: age-specific recapture, survival, reproduction, and reproductive value in a wild bird population.

Fitness effects of endemic malaria infections in a wild bird population: The importance of ecological structure

Fitness effects of endemic malaria infections in a wild bird population: the importance of ecological structure.

Infection dynamics of endemic malaria in a wild bird population: Parasite species-dependent drivers of spatial and temporal variation in transmission rates

Infection dynamics of endemic malaria in a wild bird population: parasite species-dependent drivers of spatial and temporal variation in transmission rates.

Scale and state dependence of the relationship between personality and dispersal in a great tit population.

Basal metabolic rate and the rate of senescence in the great tit

Heterozygosity is unrelated to adult fitness measures in a large, noninbred population of great tits (Parus major)

Fecundity selection on ornamental plumage colour differs between ages and sexes and varies over small spatial scales

Locus-specific protocol for nine different innate immune genes (antimicrobial peptides: β-defensins) across passerine bird species reveals within-species coding variation and a case of trans-species polymorphisms.

Characterisation of the transcriptome of a wild great tit Parus major population by next generation sequencing

A quantitative review of heterozygosity-fitness correlations in animal populations. (vol 18, pg 2746, 2009)

DIVERGENT PATTERNS OF AGE-DEPENDENCE IN ORNAMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS IN THE COLLARED FLYCATCHER

Molecular epidemiology of malaria prevalence and parasitaemia in a wild bird population.

The challenges of integrating oxidative stress into life-history biology

Overlapping community detection using bayesian non-negative matrix factorization

Age, sex and beauty: methodological dependence of age- and sex-dichromatism in the great tit Parus major

In vitro tests of natural allelic variation of innate immune genes (avian beta-defensins) reveal functional differences in microbial inhibition

Individual variation in rates of senescence: natal origin effects and disposable soma in a wild bird population

Similar patterns of age-specific reproduction in an island and mainland population of great tits Parus major

Are Great Tits (Parus major) Inhabiting the Vicinity of a Pulp Mill Healthy? Impacts on Physiology and Breeding Performance

Individuals and populations: the role of long-term, individual-based studies of animals in ecology and evolutionary biology

Context-dependent effects of parental effort on malaria infection in a wild bird population, and their role in reproductive trade-offs.

Low variability and absence of phenotypic correlates of Clock gene variation in a great tit Parus major population

CONTRASTING PATTERNS OF PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS IN TWO GREAT TIT (PARUS MAJOR) POPULATIONS

Temporal differences in food abundance promote coexistence between two congeneric passerines

The Seven Ages of Pan

Chronic malaria infections increase family inequalities and reduce parental fitness: experimental evidence from a wild bird population.

Trans-generational effects on ageing in a wild bird population

Association between DRD4 gene polymorphism and personality variation in great tits: a test across four wild populations

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION AND BREEDING PERFORMANCE OF THE GREAT TIT

Biogeographical patterns of blood parasite lineage diversity in avian hosts from southern Melanesian islands

Population density, social behaviour and sex allocation

The Misuse of BLUP in Ecology and Evolution

Sex differences in the persistence of natal environmental effects on life histories.

Heterogeneous selection on a heritable temperament trait in a variable environment

Great tits growing old: selective disappearance and the partitioning of senescence to stages within the breeding cycle

A quantitative review of heterozygosity-fitness correlations in animal populations.

Environmental sensitivity in relation to size and sex in birds: meta-regression analysis.

Inbreeding avoidance under different null models of random mating in the great tit.

Variation of adult Great Tit Parus major body condition and blood parameters in relation to sex, age, year and season

Phenotypic correlates of Clock gene variation in a wild blue tit population: evidence for a role in seasonal timing of reproduction.

Egg patterning is not a reliable indicator of intraspecific brood parasitism in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus

Elevated reproductive effort increases blood parasitaemia and decreases immune function in birds: a meta-regression approach

Calcium effects on life-history traits in a wild population of the great tit (Parus major): analysis of long-term data at several spatial scales

Environmental and genetic variation in body condition and blood profile of great tit Parus major nestlings

Habitat quality, nestling diet, and provisioning behaviour in great tits Parus major

Reduced costs of mixed-species pairings in flycatchers: By-product or female strategy?

Avian haematozoan parasites and their associations with mosquitoes across Southwest Pacific Islands.

HEALTH-STATE VARIABLES AND ENZYMATIC BIOMARKERS AS SURVIVAL PREDICTORS IN NESTLING GREAT TITS (PARUS MAJOR): EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Evolutionary biology: parasite, know thyself.

Interspecific patterns of genetic diversity in birds: correlations with extinction risk.

Senescence rates are determined by ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum

Repeatability and method-dependent variation of blood parameters in wild-caught Great Tits Parus major

Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in response to climate change in a wild bird population.

Seasonal variation in Plasmodium prevalence in a population of blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus.

Age-specific reproduction in a long-lived species: the combined effects of senescence and individual quality.

Dispersal as a means of inbreeding avoidance in a wild bird population.

Genetic basis of fitness differences in natural populations

Correlates of the occurrence of inbreeding in a wild bird population

Stability of genetic variance and covariance for reproductive characters in the face of climate change in a wild bird population

The use of GIS in estimating spatial variation in habitat quality: a case study of lay-date in the Great Tit Parus major

The environmental dependence of inbreeding depression in a wild bird population.

Edge effects in the great tit: analyses of long-term data with GIS techniques.

Using cross-classified multivariate mixed response models with application to life history traits in great tits (Parus major)

Sex ratios: human twins and fraternal effects.

Within-population variation in prevalence and lineage distribution of avian malaria in blue tits, Cyanistes caeruleus.

Inbreeding depression along a life-history continuum in the great tit.

The effects of environmental heterogeneity on multivariate selection on reproductive traits in female great tits

Sexually antagonistic genetic variation for fitness in red deer

Diversity, distribution and abundance of waterbirds in rice paddies of eastern Uganda

Coamplification of Leucocytozoon by PCR diagnostic tests for avian malaria: a cautionary note.

No evidence for avian malaria infection during the nestling phase in a passerine bird.

Inbreeding: when parents transmit more than genes.

Bill knob size in the Mute Swan: Evidence for a sexually selected trait?

Data depth and its influence on quantitative genetic estimation in two contrasting bird populations

Edge effects on life-history traits in a wild population of the Great Tit: Analyses of a long-term data set with GIS techniques

Quantitative genetic perspectives on ornithology

Testing genetic models of mate choice evolution in the wild.

Debating sexual selection and mating strategies [2]

Debating sexual selection and mating strategies [3]

Debating sexual selection and mating strategies.

Data depth, data completeness, and their influence on quantitative genetic estimation in two contrasting bird populations.

Quantitative genetics of age at reproduction in wild swans: support for antagonistic pleiotropy models of senescence.

Density effects on life-history traits in a wild population of the great tit Parus major: analyses of long-term data with GIS techniques.

Evolutionary response to selection on clutch size in a long-term study of the mute swan.

Age-dependent genetic variance in a life-history trait in the mute swan

Age-dependent genetic variance in a life-history trait in the mute swan.

An experimental test of the causes of small-scale phenotypic differentiation in a population of great tits.

Cooperative breeders adjust offspring sex ratios to produce helpful helpers.

Sex-ratio adjustment when relatives interact: a test of constraints on adaptation.

Evolution driven by differential dispersal within a wild bird population.

Natural selection and genetic variation for reproductive reaction norms in a wild bird population

Evolution in a changing environment: a case study with great tit fledging mass.

Components of variance underlying fitness in a natural population of the great tit Parus major.

Climatic and temporal effects on the expression of secondary sexual characters: genetic and environmental components.

Maternal dominance, maternal condition, and offspring sex ratio in ungulate mammals.

Sire coloration influences offspring survival under predation risk in the moorfrog.

Correlations between ultraviolet coloration, overwinter survival and offspring sex ratio in the blue tit.

Heterotic effects on fitness in a wild bird population

When environmental variation short-circuits natural selection

Animal behaviour: Wise fathers

Wise fathers

Natural selection and inheritance of breeding time and clutch size in the collared flycatcher.

Sex chromosome evolution and speciation in Ficedula flycatchers

Male ornamentation, timing of breeding, and cost of polygyny in the collared flycatcher

Severe inbreeding depression in collared flycatchers (Ficedula albicollis)

Adaptive maternal effects and rapid population differentiation

Seasonal changes in a ultraviolet structural colour signal in blue tits, Parus caeruleus

Experimental analysis of sperm competition mechanisms in a wild bird population

Relating paternity to paternal care.

Constraints in the evolution of sex ratio adjustment.

Sex ratios.

Sex ratios.

Explaining stasis: Microevolutionary studies in natural populations

Natural selection on the genetical component of variance in body condition in a wild bird population

Phenotypic selection on a heritable size trait revisited

Cryptic evolution in a wild bird population

Speciation, introgressive hybridization and nonlinear rate of molecular evolution in flycatchers

Hybridization and adaptive mate choice in flycatchers

Differential allocation and 'good genes' - Response from Sheldon

Phenotypic plasticity in the expression of sexually selected traits: Neglected components of variation